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Author: Tyler Yomantas

Tyler is a photographer that specializes in capturing the moments and beauty of the Rock River Valley. He is a student at Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design.

Hiking Through the Rockford Region

Thursday, March 23, 2017 10:00 AM by Tyler Yomantas

This past week I was in Rockford for spring break; I didn’t have a lot planned besides seeing a few people, and overall becoming a couch potato. Other than that, I was itching to get outside and hike, and for anyone that knows the Midwest in March the weather can be rather unpredictable, with this week’s weather ranging from the mid-teens to the high 40s, but that was not going to stop me.

When you hear about a famous band that came out of Rockford, Illinois, you obviously think of Cheap Trick. Then who is someone else impacting the music industry? Most people you ask wouldn’t know the answer, and some might give you something along the lines of Miles Nielsen and the Rusted Hearts or another local favorite like Derek Lutrell, but how many would think of The Color Morale?

Tyler's Best- Thinking about the subject

Thursday, June 2, 2016 12:00 PM by Tyler Yomantas

Hello everyone!

For this week's photo blog, I wanted to show the focus that's been in the back of my head for a few weeks -- making cleaner images. With my photography background mostly in photojournalism and landscape photography, I find the two styles (particularly in how the photo is executed) often clash.

Hello everyone, I'm Tyler Yomantas! I just started at the RACVB as a summer marketing intern and photographer. I have lived in the Rockford area all my life, and I graduated last year from Guilford High School. I am currently a student at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design pursuing my BFA in photography. I have been a photographer for just over 7 years.

My first blog features some of my favorite photos from the past week from events such as: the live interview with WGN featuring Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick, and Mayor Larry Morrisey, along with a Press Conference for Rockford Sharefest, Landscaping for Forest City Beautiful, Tough Mudder (shown above), and the Rockford Marathon.